If you’ve followed me for some time, you probably know by now that I like finding ways to use up my leather scraps. Here I made leather cube earrings out of very thick leather (4-5mm) which I use for midsoles when making sandals/shoes.
They look surprisingly lovely considering what they are made off. I made various shapes like rectangles, triangles, squares and painted them in bright colours. They are my new favourite earrings.
What you need to make them
- leather scraps, 4-5mm thick
- utility knife
- paints, I used createx textile dyes but edge dyes or acrylic leather dyes would also work
- edge dye (I used black)
- edge slicker or a piece of fabric
- ear studs
- epoxy glue
How to make leather cube earrings
Cut out the shapes with the utility knife and burnish the edges with an edge slicker or a piece of fabric (dampen the edges and rub them with the slicker until they seal).
Next, paint first the edges then the surface and finally glue the shapes to the ear studs. It takes a couple of hours for the glue to set.
That’s it, you have new sparkling earrings for very little cost.
Here is a post I wrote on making a leather wrap bracelet, where I use the same createx airbrush colours.